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in a bill rate environment for the self amortization was happening very quickly because interest rates are low and on the other hand, we are in a place and time of property values were declining. this is a policy that might've made sense in 2000, but it doesn't make sense today. and having an office that can really dig into these kinds of information and make policy changes they somewhat were finding. so i'm not going to go into every action that were taking, but i hope what people see from this is we are continuing to be aggressive about taking action and ensuring we can put the phone in the best position possible while balancing the need to provide access to credit for would-be home buyers and healthy neighborhoods in the nation frankly keep this fragile housing recovery going. it's attending medical very much. [applause] >> thank you so much. that was a remarkably clear and informative presentation in a short time. we appreciate that. and now it's my pleasure to introduce our impressive panel. we'll go in order. roberto quercia misdirect her of the usc center for community capital w
. as more do, it will create an environment for us to reach an agreement. we need the same willingness to step 4 on the left to be able to meet in this room at the table or wherever the room maybe and to come to an agreement that will lead us forward. one thing i am hoping for is if we can reach an agreement, in principle before the end of the year, then implement it, i believe this is what many have been waiting for to launch a more spirited recovery. if we get this done, if we have a credible $4 trillion deficit reduction plan signed and sealed, signed by the president, what does that say to the rest of the world? many economies in europe and other places are struggling, but ours will be the strongest in the world in terms of the future. it takes a lot of hard work but it is worth the effort. all will prosper. saturday night, my wife and i went to see a movie by spielberg. about another gentleman who lived in illinois for a while named abraham lincoln. toward the end of the movie, daniel day-lewis was sitting across from confederates and there was talk about what the war was all abou
of environment. >> in terms of your target for next year, 2013, it seems to difficult to think about what next year will look like given we don't know what sort of bargain will be reached. hopefully there will be one eventually. your target is 1600, which would imply the 13% up side. is there anything that could happen out of the fiscal cliff negotiations that could cause you to ratchet down that expectation? >> sure. so here's the worst case scenario. we go over the cliff for an extended period of time and that a basically throws us into a global recession, a u.s. recession that bleeds into a global recession. in that case, you know, i would not necessarily be as bullish as i am today. but i actually think that we get our act together. we come up with a reasonable solution. maybe a messy kind of multistage fix. but we do get to some kind of a point of clarity come mid next year. at that point, i think what drives the market higher is that corporations who are sitting on tons of cash actually start to spend it and do something interesting and growth acreative with all the capital they've been
and create an environment so he could win politically. he set up after this quotation a rare weekend session in the senate where he had two votes . no republican amendments were allowed, and he showed republicans were obstructionists and would not go along with what he thought was good for the country. this was a ploy designed to shift attention from the democrats' ability to go along with what republicans wanted to do to republican saying they did not want to do what democrats wanted to do. he was seeking to control the agenda. that is the real issue here. there are times when minorities of both parties will obstruct the majority because they need or want to. the real issue in the debate today is one of agenda control. -- we have a way to think about this. in political science, if you look at the way house majority participate, it tells us about the way the senate majority is trying to behave today. they try to structure the environment so they can win, and they do so, but controlling the agenda at preventing the minority from participating in the process. that is not a surprise to anyone.
was trying to do, i believe, was set the agenda and create an environment so that he could win politically and set up after the quote, a rare weekend session in the senate where he had two votes, no republican amendments allowed, and he set this up to show that republicans were obstructionists, and that they would not go along with what he said was good for the country, and this was a public relations ploy designed to shift attention from the democrats inability to come along with what republicans wanted to do, which is fine, their prerogative k to republicans saying we don't want to go along with what the democratsment to do. in short, he was seeking to control the agenda, and i think that's the real issue here. certainly, there are times when minorities of both parties obstruct the majority because they need to or want to, but the real issue is one of agenda control. if you -- we actually have a way to think about this, you know, in political science, and, you know, norm knows more than i do, but look at house majority parties, hey, that tells us a lot how they behave today. they try to
to statehood. it does nothing to get them closer to state hood. it may actually make the environment more difficult. >> israel is concerned that palestinians will be eligible to join the international criminal court. press charges of human rights violations. in the words of an israeli official, the daniel could be worse than rockets from gaza. the u.s. reportedly asked israel not to impose harsh sanctions against the palestinian authority. >> they can get pieces of paper from the-up. but they are not going move forward and not going to make the palestinian statehood more real. >> of now, more than two-third member countries recognize palestine. the vote in favor of, the nonmember statehood is expected to be overwhelming. supports include france, china and india. bret? >> bret: david lee miller, in jerusalem. thank you. >>> still ahead -- hillary clinton is on her way out. we look at her time at state. first, are clinton's former senate colleagues willing to use the nuclear option? if we want to improve our schools... ... what should we invest in? maybe new buildings? what about updated eq
, the ryan airs, who continue to take market share and operate in a more difficult economic environment much more so than the flag carriers. however starting to look at the flag carriers again, in particular lufthansa. the iberian side of it will drag earnings down for quite a long time. air france still has significant employment issues. and if you're looking for a relatively undervalued, company which is taking itself and do significant cost cutting which i think it will bring through, you have conglomerate discounted lufthansa. it makes it a more interesting stock. >> at a time when europe doesn't have a lot of demand strength, if we're talking about reducing capacity, that means higher ticket prices and perhaps germany being one place where businesses can afford to pay up. >> i think that it's an element of probably relatively small part of overall. these are global businesses. they need to have global growth. but that is an interesting point for next year. >>'s most important for global demand then? >> with airlines it's about oil prices, in terms of capacity and reduced capacity. and i
in this environment inevitable? >> let me just say our prayers are with president bush and i hope he has a speedy recovery. we have had cut after cut after cut in education in the last four years. in this recessionary environment most of the dollars in education are local and state dollars and we have seen 300,000 teacher layoffs, we have seen class sizes spiraling up and this is for the kids who need it most. what the federal dollars in education go for i really targeted programs like early childhood education, when we know that is important, 100,000 kids who get it now wouldn't get it. title i funds go for helping kids to learn how to read in urban areas, something that is absolutely essential. right now because of all the cuts we have had if you had mid year cuts in education like this, we see a lot of kids being hurt. connell: everybody says we need a strong military to be the united states of america but times have changed, there's more technology, the types of wars we have i have changed but me we could have a strong military few spend money in a smart way. in a similar case a lot of credit
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] in some of those difficult -- and one of the most difficult environments. lieutenant colonel vowell ripeness at stanford university doing his work college fellowship. [inaudible] >> cooperation spent all right. center for international security and cooperation. want to get your stanford bosses to let you come out here today. very, very happy. he's working on a thesis right now on afghanistan after 2014. but, of course, i got to know him while he was deployed in afghanistan, and got to visit his battalion. first, while he was out where we met, joe holiday at the time the no slack, and now the study of war, then again in february of 2011 at a commanders conference held by the colonel who was the commander of task force, second brigade -- first brigade. first brigade of the 101st responsible for all of kunar province. i'm never going to live that down. but we are absolutely thrilled to have you here to talk to us about not only a different echelon. so if you can all welcome for me lieutenant colonel j. b. vowell who will soon take command of task force, well, of the third brigade of th
for taxpayers and taxes paid. so that we can create an environment for businesses to create jobs. gerri: long-term talks about this. a long way to go. i wish would come he would come back and maybe we will have a conversation. i really appreciate your coming on the show, thank you so much and i think you for having me. gerri: now we want to know what you think. banda, vote on the right-hand side of the screen. we have lots more in the show. twenty-six days until we fall off the fiscal cliff. is that what democrats want us to do? pictures seem so. we go live to capitol hill in 10 minutes. while congress talked about wanting to cut excess spending, the numbers may tell a different story. i will break it down coming up next. ally bank. why they have a raise your rate cd tonight our guest, thomas sargent. nobel laureate in econocs, and one of the most cited economists in the world. professor sargent, can you tell me what cd rates will be in two years? no. if he can't, no one can. that's why ally has a raise ur rate cd. ally bank. your money needs an ally. gerri: where would we be
to start making decisions now projecting the environment they will be in on january 1. let's give those businesses the service, what they deserve and their employees bypassing this middle class income tax cut now. >> i'd just like to add that the chairman and assistant leader part pants in any number of these budget discussions, that, that or the other one. there were several of them. when they went to that table as representatives of the house democrats, they had no instruction except to reach agreement. they shared the values of our caucus but the over riding value was we had to get the job done for the american people. the only thing i said i wanted to see was jobs and economic growth would be at the centerpiece of the discussions and then whatever decisions we would make about investments or cutting them revenue or raising them would center around how we create jobs. that is the way we are going to reduce the deficit by creating jobs. and every step of the way, every time we came to the idea of big, bold, balanced, the revenue question was the hurdle and it still s. you just can't g
feel good, or do you gain ground in a competitive environment against china? >> we absolutely gain ground. i want to see, we have real strengths in america. with strengths in the things all the other countries die for. hire education, entrepreneurial climate, a lot of science and technology, enormous dynamism in this country and a lot of strengths. but what we've done is we allowed a bunch of unnecessary costs of doing business to grow up and creep up. by in action basically. at the same time as all these other countries, and, of course, i work around the world on this topic, all the other countries have whole task forces of national leaders that work every day to drive down the cost of doing business and make the infrastructure better and make better airports and make better data communications, and make it simpler to do business. so what's happened is we've taken for granted, we have these great strengths can look at us, we're wonderful. we've not been able to make progress. we're not talking about hard stuff. talking about keeping our infrastructure modern. we are talking about
kids having fun. nevertheless, even in this environment, he doesn't go anywhere without an armed guard. although here, the rifle is left in its case. >> it's hard to have a normal life. it's extremely difficult. i love playing tennis. i haven't played in a couple years. i love going to the movies. i haven't gone to the movies in a couple years. >> reporter: he's a family man, a lawyer by trade. the mayor could quit tomorrow and live a less stressful, financially lucrative life. as we travel in his armored vehicle, he says he's well aware a killer could target him at any time so i asked him about quitting. do you have any thoughts about that possibility? >> no. i won't step down of my position. it's a very important position. what we're doing is extremely important for our city. if we don't do it today, it's going to be very hard to do it tomorrow. it's going to be double hard. >> reporter: the contrasts in his life are surreal. the law-abiding citizens want him to succeed. the cartels want him punished. they want him dead. gary tuchman, cnn, juarez, mexico. >> jose reyes finished his t
environment. we have different politics in some sense. and yet divided government all the same. so there's some similarities and differences and we're going to hear from some wonderful people to talk about that. i'll go in order on my immediate right, ron elving, a george mason adjunct faculty member. his day job is senior washington editor of npr for a number of years. he's on "talk of the nation" among other things an under his direction npr has received numerous awards. he was also the political editor of "usa today" and has written bobbings on the congress. next to him, jackie colmes, a journalist with "the new york times," hopefully she'll be reporting on this event. hopefully. wishful thinking. she's been a longtime reporter not only with "the new york times" but "the wall street journal" on budget and economic matters and tax policy covering the white house and congress. worked for "c.q." herself early on. and next to her, joe min-yard who has been at the scene, behind the days at a number of the -- dice at -- deist at a number of these -- dais at a number of these events. he was
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to wait to see exactly what this news in. but in the environment of the fiscal cliff, if, indeed, what this is, it would be interesting. >> all right, john. thanks so much. >> ncr, national cash register. right? >> you like that? >> i like that because you got to change the name. cash registers aren't what they used to be. >> that stock is halted along with the other one john was talking about. we'll let you know when the news does come out and that stock is reop reopened for business. speaking of business, we have about 30 more minutes of business. >> top ceos set for a fiscal cliff meeting with president obama just over an hour from now. we're going to take you live to the white house next. plus, we'll hear from one democratic lawmaker willing to dive head first off the cliff if that's what it takes to reach what he thinks is a good deal on tax hikes while protecting entitlements. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 this morning, i'm going to trade in hong kong. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 after that, it's on to germany. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 then tonight, i'm trading 9500 miles away in japan. tdd#: 1-800-
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with valuations or the political environment we find ourselves in now? >> it has to do valuations. we look stock by stock and love our companies but their prices are just reasonable and we prefer cheap. >> you prefer a lot of cash, correct? >> we have cash of 25 to 35% in our various stock funds. again that's a function of valuation. we would love to see investing public get scared about something and allow us to buy more of our stocks down 10 to 15% where they are today. >> you are looking at opportunity 15% below where we are now in the market. what kind of properties are you looking at and stocks are you looking at at this point? what makes a good stock for you, other than value? is it cash generation? is it niche plays? how do you pick the components of the portfolio? >> companies that generate more cash than they need to operate in the business. and management that we really trust to redeploy that cash well. that can be a bank stock like wells fargo, cab pharmaceutical stock like valiant. can be john malone's liberty companies we own three of four of those. >> you own liberty media, liberty
environment. we're not necessarily short-term traders, but we are looking for opportunities in those themes that have been working, so housing, for example, we are looking to buy something back like a weyerhaeuser. i think there's a lot of names there. maybe some of the industries. >>> the psychology behind the move you think that we're seeing why is the market up? >> i think people are examining what he said and looking back at boehner's statement, so maybe they do agree to put taxes on the table, the republicans. i'm going to disagree, i don't think this is a trade market, i think it's a low exposure market, where you have plenty of cash and an investing market. you just can't trade this market. you don't know who is coming out next with a statement, and that could whipsaw you. the only way to possibly do it is find out when harry reid will be speaking and go short. he's taking it down. mcconnell, in all fairness, really didn't do the markets any favored. >>> you're absolutely right, but i'll tell you one thing, is i do like hearing -- that sentence advertises the market to that possibili
in an urban environment where spark makes a huge amount of sense. it's a great package. we'll do something here. >> one last question. we were talking about we went on. you have been in this industry for a long time. you can't remember the last time there was this much optimism in the auto industry. is it sustainable? >> obviously everything goes in cycles. we talked a little bit about that. the economy obviously here is something that's variable right now. i think the industry and i think most oems and particularly the supply base that's changed their break even points through this cycle to a place where we haven't been before. the agility of the industry and companies that are in it both supply and oem, that agility enables a huge amount of product investments and if you look at the stands at this show, the competitive products here are -- i have never seen it in the industry. it's very exciting. we can do it and make money. the industry is in a healthy point right now. >> mark joining us when you look around the show here, there's more optimism than you usually see at an auto show. comi
is likely to be in an environment where developed economies are all experiencing central banks trying to weaken their currency. >> i just want to break in here as people can see the debt go at the bottom of our screen. a man who ran nbc universal has been officially named the -- at turner and mr. zucker taking that job that has been reporteded on the last couple of days as something that is very likely, it has now been confirmed, replacesing jim wolton who has reported to be in that job. i'm just reading through the memo. >> so let's marry what you said about next year to what you can do right now. if you're going to buy suppositions in certain areas, a lot of these high dividend payers, stocks that have gained a lot this year, what do you buy now in preparation for a run next year? >> we really like large multinationals that can move resources around the globe. the strength in economies, the growth in the world is happening in the emerging world. we're very focused here in the u.s. on u.s. relations and trade with other countries, but trade is now happening, south-south trade, you ha
, fish move through the water and say those are natural ways to move through an environment and they don't stand out. that's really what you're seeing sort of the next level of these drones. >> almost clandestine drones. almost like men in black really. i watched a real life men in black with you, chris, it feels like. always a pleasure. >> yeah. >>> and we have a short break. see you right after. >>> new york city police officers often see homeless people. but one officer could not get the image of a shoeless man on a very bitter cold night out of his mind. so he decided to do something. here is mary snow. >> reporter: had it not been for a tourist from arizona who snapped this photo with her cell phone, officer lawrence deprimo's act of kindness, giving boots to a homeless man, may have gone unnoticed. tourist jennifer foster e-mailed the photo to the nypd, who posted it to their facebook page. tens of thousands of comments followed like this one. in time when our hearts are in despair and we are bombarded with bad news it is the human spirit and acts of kindness who really define who
that is on c-span 2. on c-span 3, the senate environment and public works committee will hear about the impact of hurricane sandy. coming up, former congressional leaders talk about what congress learn from the 1990 agreement. from the bipartisan policy center, this is under two hours. >> ok. welcome. i am the director of public administration program. i want to welcome you to the session, which we are calling looking back to move a forward. this is co-sponsored by george mason university and the bipartisan policy center. it is our pleasure to put this on and to recognize with all the frenzy about the fiscal cliff that we have a history. some of the history is successful in resolving deep seated hard choices. that is will we will look back and talk about today and see whether we can learn any lessons from the experience. we will go over the detailed program in a few minutes. i want to introduce our keynote speaker tom davis. he has covered many basis. he was the county executive of fairfax county. he was the representative to congress and became a chair and it did many important hearings and r
environments, a whole host of reforms that need to be undertaken. i think the government is starting to make moves in this direction, which is good. but these reforms have been taking a long time to take hold. and we're not going to see an immediate difference. >> how much does brazil suffer if the fact that argentina is itself suffering so much? is there a lack of potential opportunity maybe in the export markets for some of its neighbors that is part of the issue? >> there's part of the issue. ironically, i think argentina suffers more from the fact that brazil has been basically flat lining the past 12 months and that's exacerbated problems in argentina's own growth model. brazil is not so particular an open economy. it only exports around 15% of gdp. so it's not a very open economy. and actually, a lot of these problems are more domestic than they are external. >> that's a fascinating point. i want to come back to you in a second. in egypt, tens of thousands have taken to the streets of cairo last night to protest against the decree by the egyptian president mohamed morsi that grants him
the united states capable of holding the 166 detainees who remain in guantanamo in an environment that meets the security requirements. you're saying the same thing but it is, it is the legal basis you have to figure out now. there is this prison talked about in illinois. i'm not sure whether that is going forward. whether it is stuck in the mud at the moment. a practical application for what you're suggesting, perhaps, at some point, some day, we find those who are responsible for killing our u.s. ambassador in benghazi, libya. if we get those people, where do we take them? >> well there's the question. what are the rules? would the department of justice say? what would the bureau of prisons say? all this still needs to be worked out. gitmo is over 10 years old. it will be 11 in january. and we're still, we still don't have those kinds of things. we could have been talking about that for years, especially, i remember when the president signed the gitmo closure order. he started signing it and somebody asked him where are we going to put these people when you close it and he stopped signing
insomnia, it can affect your sleep. one other thing people don't think about is their sleep environment. what in your bedroom could possibly make it so you can't fall asleep? i've helped more people by telling them to get a new mattress and a new pillow than -- >> what about a new sleep mate? >> i'll tell you something -- the data would show if you sleep next to a snoring bed partner, you lose an hour of sleep a night. >>> a 17-year-old trying to help people who do not have enough time to read. we'll ask him about his app t,,, >>> when nick was 15 years old he came up with an idea to help people read the news on smartphones. now he's 17 and he's just come out with a totally revamped version of his widely popular app. i'm pleased to have him here with us this morning. 17? >> ah-ha. >> don't you have something better to do? >> well, we're trying to make news fun and really accessible in the mobile sites. i've been working on this over the past 12 months. >> when did you get into this business? >> i started programming when i was 12. the app was nuclear programsed in 2008 and i launched an
begin with feeding america, maggie? because america's food environment has so many -- is laden with problems. >> one in five children in 50 million food impoverished americans, 1 in 5 are children. i think this news really struck howard buffett by surprise in his own hometown of decatur. i think two-thirds of the high school students are taking free lunches. and that, he said, was in a town where food processing is its home. >> exactly. >> and he basically decided, this is a problem we can fix. as he says in the piece, he wants to put hunger in america out of business, which does sound a lot like his dad. >> hard to do because you have to also look at the food and how it's made and the processing is such a part of the problem because you can have a hungry child who's also obese. and it doesn't make sense, but when you look at the way food is prepared and what is fed to these children when they can eat, it's not a good option for them. >> it's not, but you know, howard says, too, that there's no shortage of food, good produce food, in america that farmers either don't farm or ha
environment is what is killing this country and upping medical costs. they should get the sobel security. but i thought that's what the problem is and -- the congress and legislator to stop to fay medical. host: we'll leave it there. you may have seen this picture, it's the president of the united states in the oval office with his foreman opponent, mitt romney. according to some it was a private launch the featured turkey chili and the actual conversation that never happened while two presidential nominees are come paining against each other, they pledge to keep in touch and maybe even work together all that according to what happened behind closed doors, the two men themselves never faced reporters. as you look that the picture, we will go to the independent line. caller: hello. hi, i'd like to know what happened to the cuts to the military spending. we're hearing about these entitlement cuts but whabbed what about the medical taxpayer cuts? when are we actually going to see returns from that? and what about the savings we were supposed to get they called it affordable care act not oba
have people saying how the white house has had a change of tune. this is the type of environment we are in. as far as the big pitcher goes, the market is showing some resiliency considering we have had weeks after weeks of worries on the fiscal cliff, and yet we're still pulling off some up arrows. take a look at cold and macy's. both have come under some pressure. noting hurricane sandy, macy's same-store sales fell, also mentioned sandy as well. kohl's down 10%. lori: thank you, nicole. an upward revision appeared tonight, but our next guest expects growth to decline for the fourth quarter. deutsche bank security nominee with his outlook for next year, and if we get to it, some expectations on continued stimulus which we heard this week as well. this was the second print out of three on third-quarter gross domestic product. looks like a nice upward provision. about 2%, but if you look under the hood there are some serious problems and i will let you start there. >> a little bit of fine print. consumer spending was revised lower, business investment in equipment and software. for t
, the environment, technology and social media and steering of resources to her department. yet on the great foreign policy challenge of her time clinton can point to only limited progress of kind could be expected in the post 9/11 world where tough sanctions on iran's oil and gas sector failed to check that regime's march towards nuclear weapon. where change in leadership in north korea produced know change in that rogue state's behavior and upheaval's of the arab spring hardly dampened the volatility of the middle east. one analyst who worked for six secretaries of state told fox news, hillary clinton will not enter the secretary of states hall of fame, he argues, her boss kept mrs. clinton on a short leash. >> issues regarding peace, war, iraq being afghanistan, war against terror, arab-israeli issue, israeli-palestinian negotiations, management of u.s.-israeli relationship these were run out of the national security council and the white house. all power flowed into the white house and from the white house. so the truth is it is a thought experiment. we'll never really know what hillary clinton
. to marginalize israel. to try to create an environment in which already there is a tremendous effort in the world not only to marginalize israel but to discredit it. i certainly want to call on the icc to deny future membership to a palestinian authority as a non member observer state before any final peace agreement is reached. i believe that should the icc attempts to adjudicate any matter proposed by the palestinians, it should be the policy of the united states to terminate u.s. association. in this effort, we join our colleagues in making sure we send a clear message to the palestinians, police and an enormous amount of money to. they cannot have their offices here -- who we send it enormous amount of money to. they cannot have their offices here if they do not engage in a process where they negotiate peace with the state of israel. if they seek these alternative means, we will not and by and allow the palestinians to obeyed the peace process by pressing their political costard and other means. will not provide financial or political support or offices here in washington. if they are not ser
around you and we all are products of our environment. the amount of contact we were taking, the amount of fire fights, rpgs, rockets, whatever it may be. that tour for us was a 15-month tour, which was it shall that's pretty long for some young people. we are there to help them out, find ways of doing the same thing they've been doing. when i wrote the book i want ed to describe the valley and the people around me. so often i'm congratulated or patted on the back and thanked and i've never done anything in the military alone. i was able to put my buddies' names in print and highlight the actionses they've done. there are so many things that we don't hear about. >> our good friend sebastien younger who talked about stalked about your heroism, your unit, and the terrible conditions. i remember reading about it. it seemed remarkable what you did. what you did and how you describe it like so many other recipients that said in the past, i did my job. it was reflex. i was trained well and i was going to save my buddies. talk about that night. and also the reluctance to be called a hero. i've
and staff, has worked to develop 21st century learning skills in a classroom environment that fosters creativity, innovation and critical thinking. most importantly, ryan works tirelessly to help his students achieve success in the classroom. ryan devlin, thank you for your commitment to the teaching profession and congratulations. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> permission to address the house for one minute, mr. speaker, and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. >> mr. speaker, members, as announced earlier by congressman ralph hall, we lost a member of the texas legislature, congressman jack brooks, who proudly served his southeast texas district for 42 years after he was first elected in 1952. mr. green: ultimatelying as dean in this house of representatives and dean of our texas delegation. i knew jack brooks from his -- my days in the state legislature and he was one of my mentors when i first came to th
there and getting that business to a level of sustainability given the very competitive environment. and in asia-pacific, it's all about all the seeds we've planted in terms of investments and plants and products, those are going to bear a lot of fruit in terms of volumes and revenues as we grow that business going forward. >> we've done probably five of six interviews, not just the auto market, but the economy as a whole, and seems like the same question over and over, are you seeing stability? and any time i talk with you or other auto executives, yes, we think we're seeing stabilization. do you have confidence that europe has stabilized? >> i can't give you 100% pure confidence. we're seeing some encouraging signals even in the last couple of days in terms of some of the sovereign debt issues they're trying to resolve. but our approach there is -- as you know, we've announced a transformation plan there, it's about investing in products. but at the same time, work on the cost side and that's why we've made announcements around some equipment changes. >> real quick, here in the u.s., consumer
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